Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
bluedestiny4 10/4/2012 10:32:00 PM
I have DDD/ NW50 Combination/Acne-Prone skin. I was starting to research the Clairsonic and the Olay System to see what would be beneficial to add to my facial skincare routine. The Clairsonic was immediately out of my budget, but I did appreciate the reviews I read on it. Then I came across this system. It was easy to access. I could buy it at Walmart, CVS, or any neighborhood store. I could also buy the replacement heads from there as well. The system ran from about $24-$30, depending on where you bought it from. It runs on batteries. The brush is soft, and it has 2 speeds. I use it with both my regular face cleanser, as well as a face scrub. I'm not a fan of the Pro-X Cleanser sample that comes with the brush. I love the way it lathers up the soap and it cleans my face thoroughly! Any makeup I had on my skin is GONE when I am finished! When I use my toner, I see no leftover. When I continue to use this system regularly, my skin does clear up. I still do break out around that TOM, but the breakouts don't last as long, and they aren't as severe. THANK GOODNESS! After using this system for over 6 months, I would highly recommend this system for everyone. Definite repurchase!
I've been using this product for years. As a matter of fact, I just got finished using it on my nails! LOL Now, I don't have the spray version. I have the bottle/brush version. For me, it has always worked wonderfully! Yes, it does leave somewhat of an oily film, but that helps to dry your polish much faster, and it does moisturize around your nails and cuticles. A little goes a long way. I just looked on the Avon site to see if they were still selling it, and I didn't see any. I hope it's not being discontinued, because it's a great product! Definite repurchase!
I got my pedi done with this color yesterday. I saw this color at the salon and I thought it was soooooo beautiful! Blue is my favorite color, so I always love to find different shades of blue to wear. Especially on my toes. Now, It took the guy 3 swipes to make it opaque on my toesies, but I loved it once it was all said and done. I didn't like the way he did my big toes though (it looked like it was going to smudge at any moment, and I was right), so I ended up buying the bottle from them so I could repair it myself at home. With all of that said...LOL The color is gorgeous. It looks very nice and bright against my NW50 skin. I love it. I would definitely buy a brand new bottle once this one is done.
Palettes -Coastal Scents - 56 Piece Eye Shadow/Blush Palette
bluedestiny4 4/24/2012 2:16:00 PM
I absolutely love this palette!!! I've had it now for over a year and I am very happy with it! I made it a point to read the other reviews before I wrote mine. I received this palette, and the neutral palette as a gift. I love the pigmentation of these colors, and they last a long time with the use of eye primer on my skin. Wonderful blending. They photograph very well. The blushes are bright, but a little does go a long way! LOL I haven't tried all of the colors of the blushes and the shadows due to the way that some of them would not look good on my skin color. I do reach for this palette 1st before reaching for any other colors that I have. Between this palette, my CS Neutral Palette and my numerous NYX trios, I am set for quite a while!!! Definite repurchase!!!!
I love this brush! I was looking for a brush similar to a stippling brush, but one that wouldn't stain like one and one that was shorter. I finally found it in this one. I have been using EoB brushes for years and I have been very happy with the way that they apply my makeup. I use this brush to apply my liquid foundation in a stipple and swirl application method and it works wonderfully. It spreads and blends my foundation lovely and doesn't make it look cakey. Plus, it cleans well. If anything were to happen to this brush, I would definitely by this brush again.
I've been relaxing my own hair for years, so I am comfortable with performing this chemical process by myself. I did some research for a new relaxer and I believe that I have FINALLY found it!!! After using this, My hair comes out silky straight!!! Exactly the way that I desire my hair to be after a relaxer touch-up! It feels very smooth, shiny and conditioned, and I experienced ZERO breakage! I am quite the happy camper! I'm definitely going to stay with this product for a long while!
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Roux - Porosity Control Corrector Conditioner
bluedestiny4 7/20/2011 8:52:00 PM
I discovered this product while watching videos on Youtube about people self-relaxing their hair and the types of conditioners they use after the process. I've been self-relaxing my own hair for years, and I'm always looking for something that will improve the texture of my hair afterwards. This product has been spoken of very highly, so I bought a couple of packets of it! (I wasn't trying to buy a bottle of it, be mad, and waste a lot of money!) I used it after I was finished relaxing my hair to restore the Ph balance. My hair feels like new when I use it! I highly recommend it!!!!!!
This toner is DA BOMB!!! I know that sounds funny! LOL But I'm telling you the truth! When I use it, I get a cool and tingly feel. It cleans deep into my pores. When it's hot outside, I can use that on my face to cool off! Sometimes, I can just use that at night and it will remove ALL of my makeup! It's a wonderful product. Also, it has helped remove my break-outs as well! I don't know why I never tried this out before. Definite repurchase!
This is my new absolute favorite facial cleanser! I was at Walmart looking to see what else was new on the shelves that I haven't tried, and what wouldn't cost a ton of cash! This won by far! I came home and used it immediately! It took off all of my makeup. It gave my skin an "icy" cool and tingly feel, and it didn't make my skin tight! It also didn't make my skin flake up anywhere. I do have break-outs, so I waited until after I've been using this for at least a couple of weeks before I wrote this review. My skin looks so much better! I am so impressed with this cleanser! I use it in the morning and at night. This is a definite repurchase for me.
This is one of my absolute favorite scents right now! $$$ is a tad tight right now, so I can't go to B&BW or Victoria's Secret as much as I would love to!! I found this at Walmart on a whim and smelled it. It's nice and light, and it lasts a long time on my skin! It reminds me a tad bit of Sweet Pea from B&BW. Plus, it's only about $4-$5! You can't beat that! The only thing that I don't like about it is that the top comes off so easily!!! I have to be careful when I carry it in my purse! My checkbook smells so good right now! LOL Yes...it comes off easily, and it will start spraying! I love to carry it with me though! I'ma have to put it in a ziploc bag to protect my purse! LOL Overall, I highly recommend it! Definite repurchase!
I love this palette! It has a wonderful selection of neutral colors, especially in browns and golds. I use them with MK Eye Primer, and they have wonderful color payoff and last very long! This is the palette I go straight to when I want a basic neutral eye, or a smoky eye using a mixture of matte/satin/shimmer colors. I highly recommend this palette! Definite repurchase!
This product is absolutely amazing! When I first started hearing about face primers, I was a tad scared to try one, due to some face products breaking me out. However, I've been using an eye shadow primer for about 4 years (MK), and it's been working wonderfully, so I figured I'd give a face primer a try! I finally broke down and got the Avon Face Perfector. I've watched a lot of positive reviews of it on YT, and since I have a friend that sells Avon, I went ahead and purchased it. I'm SOOOOOO glad that I did! When I 1st used it, I used a tad bit too much, and it caused my skin to look a tad ashy. Therefore, a little dab on your most needed areas is all you need! I put a little bit on my forehead, my nose creases, both cheeks and my chin, then blend it in. After about 5 minutes, I go ahead and apply either my liquid foundation or pressed powder. It makes the application so much easier and fills in lines, pores and all of those things you may have been using too much cream and concealer on!!! Lastly, it makes my face makeup last for quite a long time! I sing a lot, and when I'm hot, I usually end up wiping off all of my makeup with my face scarf or a tissue. This primer helped my makeup to stay on for HOURS! Even after wiping my face!!! That sold me right there! In addition, it didn't allow for any oil breakthrough on my skin, or causing my foundation to turn a different shade during the day. I highly recommend this primer!!! Definite repurchase!
Pressed Powders -Avon - Ideal Shade Pressed Powder
bluedestiny4 2/8/2011 11:33:00 PM
I am soooo impressed with this product! I don't have the moola to get another MAC pressed powder, so I've been on the hunt for a long time for something that works just as well, for less money! I believe I have found it! This powder has a wonderful texture. It goes on smooth when applied with a powder brush (I'm not a fan of using the puffs that come with powders). The coverage is buildable. It doesn't look cakey on my skin. I'm also happy that Avon came out with darker colors, so that's definitely a plus! I purchased mine in Mocha. Mine only cost me about $6.99 so you know I am a happy camper with that! I have oily skin, and this hasn't turned a crazy color throughout the day or allowed the oil to break through. Overall, I am 100% impressed with this product. It's been a long time that I have used Avon face products. Definite repurchase!
Lip Gloss -Unlisted Brand - Kiss New York- Brush On Lipgloss
bluedestiny4 11/17/2010 1:49:00 PM
This lipgloss is AWESOME! My roommate didn't like it when she bought it, so she gave it to me! One try and I loved it!!! It's cheap! Plus, the formula has anti-wrinkle properties. When you put it on, it has a minty taste and you can feel a tingly sensation on your lips! It lasts for a long time, and it keeps my lips moisturized. My Favorite Pink is the color that I love! I want to go back and buy some more since I use it so much! Definite repurchase!!!!
I came across this product by accident while I was in the store. I was looking for a better conditioner, and when I saw what this product had in it, I figured I would try it out. I bought a couple of packets of it since they were only $1.69 each. I tried it right after I gave myself a relaxer touch-up. It was absolutely marvelous!!! It instantly makes your scalp feel tingly and you can actually feel it working!!! I will say this though, IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE THIS RIGHT AFTER YOU GET A CHEMICAL SERVICE AND YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME BURNING OF THE SCALP, DON'T USE IT! Wait until your scalp heals, then try it out! I put it on, put a baggie on my head and leave it on for at least 30 minutes, then wash it out. My hair was much stronger and shinier!!! I went right back to the store and bought some more!!! I also use this as a deep conditioner every couple of weeks! This is an awesome product and I highly recommend it!!!